About the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences


Welcome to the official website of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences, a learned body dedicated to the advancement of the forensic sciences. Founded in 1967 by the late Oscar Schmalzbach, the Academy is unique in bringing together persons of professional standing from the legal, medical and scientific professions whom have contributed to the advancement or practice of forensic science.

Membership is by invitation, however we encourage professional persons with an interest in becoming a member to make contact if they do not personally know a member through which we may facilitate consideration of membership. The Academy currently holds four meetings a year in Sydney and meetings are also held in Melbourne and Canberra. The Academy also promotes research and publishes the Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences.

Upcoming Events

ACT Plenary Session

November 30, 2021

2021 McAulay Oration: 30 November 2021 at 6pm.   Topic: Outsmarting Crime Speaker: Commissioner Reece P. Kershaw APM, Australian Federal Police Venue: Australian Federal Police College, Barton ACT...

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VIC Plenary Session

December 2, 2021

Plenary Session:  2 December 2021 at 6pm.  Due to the uncertainty because of Covid restrictions, the meeting will be held by audio/visual link.  Details to be announced soon.  Forensic evidence...

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